Koshuu Bon Odori - Summary

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Region Japan
Formation Solo. (It travels so a circle arrangement is practical.)
Dance Structure ((A x 4) + (B x 3)) x 2.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 8 bar phrases. Part A is instrumental. Part B is sung by a man then a woman then both together.
Introduction Omit 1st 2 Travelling Steps
Part A L & R Travelling Steps.
Part B Feet together & arms out straight infront, pause x 3. (Shading eyes R hand with L leg & arm back, pause), mirror. (Triple Step arcing R showing Kimono sleeve), mirror. Part A mirrored. Repeat first bar halved, face centre, arms down. L forwards, clap fan, R slow turning to start position.
Source Marina Wolstenholme at her SIFD Japanese dance day course at Cecil Sharp House on 2001/10/13.
Date Written 2001/12/4. Updated 2008/9/7.

Disclaimer: Mistakes are quite likely in the notes and no guarantees are made as to accuracy. There may be other versions of the same dance or other dances with the same name. Music may differ, particularly in speed, introduction and duration, between performers. The division into parts, bars & counts might not be standard. These notes of the dance are freely distributable (under GPL or CC-by-sa) in so much as the note's author's contribution but the choreography and/or collection were by other people and so their copyright might apply to the dance itself. Better than using notes, go to a dance class where it is taught by Marina Wolstenholme.

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